26-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck in Wrong-Way Crash near Grimes Canyon Road

OXNARD, CA (September 19, 2022) – Wednesday afternoon, Saul Martinez was killed in a box-truck collision on Highway 118.

The incident took place just west of Grimes Canyon Road around 2:20 p.m., on September 13th, per Oxnard authorities.

According to initial report, Martinez was driving a 2014 Mercedes C-series sedan west when he suddenly veered into eastbound lanes. As a result, the Mercedes collided with a 2022 Chevrolet box-truck driven by a 49-year-old resident of Moorpark.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics pronounced 26-year-old Martinez, of Oxnard dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet was transported to Los Robles Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Following preliminary duties, police confirmed that both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time. Although, it is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role.

Meanwhile, emergency crews shut down Highway 118 in both directions for about two hours to allow officers to further investigate and cleanup duties. Any witnesses are encouraged to contact the agency’s Moorpark office at 805-553-0800.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Saul Y. Martinez.

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